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2011 Affirmed (G3)

Date/Track:
Post Time:
2:13 PM PT
Distance:
1 1/16 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:42.88

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Affirmed (G3)...

Upstaging the 143rd running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I), the most impressive performance by a three-year-old on Saturday came with Coil dispatching his five rivals as the 4-to-5 favorite in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (Grade III) at Hollywood Park. Read More
  • BrianZipse · I have always liked this one ... With the Triple Crown crew, shall we say struggling just a bit, it might be a new star of the division who takes over in the summer and fall. Coil is a very interesting candidate to do just that. · 1046 days ago ·
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For the second time in six years, trainer Bob Baffert won the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap with a son of Point Given.   Following in the steps of 2006 winner Point Determined, Coil successfully stretched out Saturday, defeating Runflatout and four others in the Grade III.   Perfect in three ...Read More
Saturday’s Pick 6 from Hollywood Park includes a pair of graded races. First up is the Affirmed Handicap (7th race) and late blooming 3-year-old Coil is bred to route and could be gone from the rail. There is not much pace in the grassy Honeymoon (10th race) so look for Sarah’s Secret and Star Billi...Read More
On the corresponding Saturday 10 years ago, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert recorded his only victory in the Belmont Stakes with Point Given.   The white-haired conditioner will be after more modest goals in the 3-year-old division this year here with two entrants in the Grade III Affirmed Han...Read More
Acclamation will try to become only the second multiple winner of the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.   A Grade I at 1 ¼ miles on turf, the Whittingham is the most lucrative of four stakes races Saturday. The others on the 11 race program are the $150...Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday that he planned to enter a formidable duo of Awesome Patriot and Coil in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap Saturday. The Grade III stake is for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.   Awesome Patriot, wire-to-wire winner of the 1 1/8-mile Alydar Stakes May 8, w...Read More

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